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Wednesday 26 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of a new government building named ‘St George’s Palace’ has begun after HM King Tupou VI planted a black foundation stone at Pangai Si’i at an official groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, 25 August.
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Friday 21 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is one of four Pacific countries that have not ratified the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), along with New Zealand, Samoa and Niue.
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Saturday 15 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kalafi Moala, the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser has revealed the content of two emails from Prime Minister’s Office dated March 7 and March 17 regarding a conversation about the Forbes Affair. The emails show that the dispute over who was responsible for organising and contracting the Magana-O’Callaghan interview with Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva for a Forbes advertorial, will drag on for a while.
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Wednesday 12 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The extravagant venture of the Tongan government to pay US$130,000 ($274,165.93 pa’anga) for an advertorial in the June 29 issue of Forbes Magazine has re-emerged as a verbal slinging match between the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Finance.
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Tuesday 11 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pangai Si’i - the shady green public park in the Nuku’alofa Central Business District, had many of its trees chopped down and the grass bulldozed starting yesterday in preparation for the construction of a new government building to be dubbed ‘St George Palace’.
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Friday 17 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten civil servants have graduated from a training program to develop the skills of Tonga’s public servants and to improve service delivery and efficiency.
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Tuesday 19 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a surprise announcement today Tonga’s government revealed that it is shifting its Tourism Division away from the Ministry of Labour, Commerce, and Tourism and placing it under the Ministry of Infrastructure from June 1.
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Monday 20 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva is currently in New Zealand on a five-day leave for family matters that will include getting a routine medical check up.
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Friday 17 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione ‘Uhila Liava‘a has been appointed Chairman of the Public Service Commission for four-years starting 10 April.
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Wednesday 25 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A raid on retailers by a government team tasked with removing expired food items from shelves has cleaned out a major supermarket in Nuku’alofa yesterday, and will continue to clamp down on stores in the capital with unannounced inspections.
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Thursday 26 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A one-off public holiday on Monday, March 2 this year will be held to honour the appointment of Tonga’s first Cardinal, His Eminence Soane Patita Paini Mafi (53).
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Wednesday 25 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s government will meet today with World Bank officials in Parliament.
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Friday 13 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mo’ale Finau (55) was appointed the Governor of Ha’apai during a ceremony at an LDS Church in Hihifo on Thursday, February 12.
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Thursday 12 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A desperate move by the Tongan Government to address demands by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for Tonga to upgrade its Aviation Safety Regulations resulted in the grounding of the MA60 aircraft and a restriction on the size of aircraft for its outer islands domestic air services.
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Tuesday 10 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Taufa, a Tongan national who lives and works in New Zealand has been appointed as an advisor to the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva today, 10 February.
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Friday 6 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mo’ale Finau is the new governor of Ha’apai, the Acting Secretary to Cabinet, ‘Aholotu Palu confirmed at noon today, 6 February.
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Wednesday 28 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Many of the roadside vendors, who last year took over the waterfront side of Vuna Road, have moved their stalls to Siamelie, a temporary market area situated on the waterfront in Ma’ufanga.
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Friday 9 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Trimming expenditures of Cabinet and high ranking officials will be part of refashioning the Tongan civil service to become effective, Tonga’s new Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva, said in his inaugural address to civil servants this afternoon at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
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Tuesday 6 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of a new $25 million pa’anga Government office building dubbed “St George Palace” at Pangai Si’i in the Nuku’alofa CBD, has been postponed until after the Coronation of King Tupou VI in July 2015.
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Friday 2 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Akilisi Pohiva, in his first press conference as Tonga’s new Prime Minister, said that realistically his new government would not be able to implement their own working programs until they introduced their national budget for the 2015-16 financial year at the end of June.
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